I only watched this movie because it's free with my subscription, otherwise I would never have watched it. I was not a fan of the first one, probably was one of the few who thought it was a terrible movie. I hated that movie because it opened with killing a child and it closed by killing the father, and it is one of the few movies I've only watched once. So having nothing else to do on this hot summer night, I decided to take advantage of this freebie, and boy am I glad I gave in! I was totally surprised, I really enjoyed this. The fact that the beginning at least answered some of my questions which weren't answered in the first, and it became more understandable, although, I was originally hoping they'd spend more time showing the humans fighting those creatures at least for a while before it brought us back to where they left off in the first. But, it did deliver an interesting story which I actually sat down and enjoyed, which I don't do too often these days. Almost every minute, you didn't know what to expect because I kept looking for those creatures to jump out at them at almost every corner. Watching a mother and her young children including a newborn, trying to survive in that hellish world where every little bit of sound could mean death was one of the most frightening things one could think of, which at times, you find yourself holding your breath just like you were there. And this movie at least left me feeling a lot more hopeful for the characters than the first one did.